Books Aim to Strengthen the Business of Black-Owned Barber Shops and Hair Salonsby GDN Shared Post July 9, 2018
Louisville, KY — Alan D. Benson, president of MHB Publishing and community advocate, has released two books that will position and strengthen barbershop and beauty shop operations. The barbershop book, “Keep That Seat Hot and the beauty shop book, Her Hair is Her Crown of Glory”, teach business principles for owning, growing, and sustaining a business. They discuss practical and common- sense approaches for marketing your business, having excellent customer service, exercising prudent financial management, having the right team in your business, expanding your business, and investing in yourself and business.
“I am extremely excited and blessed to be able to share my business insight to help those reach greater heights in their life and business through these books. All throughout my life, I have viewed the barbershop and beauty shop as the cornerstone of the African-American community. While growing up, my father took me to the barbershop and it was the place where I learned and gathered food for life. My mother took me to the beauty shop as well. At the beauty shop is where the respect and appreciation for womanhood was even more cemented in me.”
“I am very happy for Alan as he continues to share his knowledge and strategies to help strengthen the African-American barbershop and beauty shop,” said Donte Jones, Owner of Beyond the Cuts Barbershop. “Alan is very knowledgeable about business, and even more, he knows how to explain it where anyone could understand.”
About MHB Publishing
MHB Publishing is an information and media services company. Services provide a range of educational, publishing, media coverage, ePublishing, book publishing, and digital education.
The company conveys information through electronic, publishing, and media platforms. Its mission is to educate and stimulate impactful change by equipping the reader with the tools to be more knowledgeable and practical in life and in business. MHB is a subsidiary of Benson Group, LLC. For more details, visit www.mhbpublishing.com
About Alan D. Benson
A visionary who is an advocate for his community, Alan D. Benson is the founder and president of Benson Group, LLC, a Human Resources company that specializes in Workforce Training, Professional Recruitment, and Supplier Diversity services. He has been afforded various experiences, and he has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of Operations Management, Training and Development, and Education. He has managed and empowered teams, created and facilitated trainings, and developed systems to streamline operations for major corporations throughout the United States.
Alan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Louisville. He later earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Indiana University. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is a Persian Gulf War veteran. He has twins, Hilton and Hayley, and he resides in Louisville, Kentucky.